The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is recognised as the legitimate world governing body for rafting. Since 1997, we assist the global rafting community – sport, recreational, commercial, environmental and sustainability organisations – to advance all avenues and concerns of rafting.
We are a non-profit, democratic, global affiliation of national federations and sporting entities. Together we are responsible for fostering fair, credible and legitimate international rafting competition at all levels, and leading in raft guide standards the world over.
The IRF’s GTE Instructor update 2024 will be held in April 2024 for all existing IRF instructors who can travel to Ecuador to attend the update. The goal of the update is for IRF instructors to share the current global best practices within the rafting
The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal that occurred on 3 November has unfortunately forced the postponement of the Great Karnali Quest 2023. The IRF family is extremely saddened by the news of this horrible tragedy, and our heartfelt condolences are extended to the Nepalese people
We are pleased to announce another GTE workshop and assessment in Mexico, this time in Jalcomulco, Veracruz. The IRF GTE certification is recognised worldwide by leading rafting companies and operators as a first step in obtaining employment as a rafting guide or trip leader. If